The Master of Divinity in Interreligious Chaplaincy program will prepare you for a career in chaplaincy and provide you with interreligious and intercultural spiritual care competency. You’ll learn how to serve as an effective and compassionate minister, working with people from diverse faith backgrounds and walks of life.
This program may be a good fit for you if you plan to pursue a career in chaplaincy in any of a number of contexts, including:
You also may pursue a career providing pastoral and spiritual care within religious and spiritual communities.
In addition to achieving the core MDiv degree learning outcomes, a graduate of the Interreligious Chaplaincy program will be able to:
Employment as a chaplain requires completion of additional CPE units beyond United’s degree requirements and endorsement/support by a recognized faith group, which may require additional coursework. BCCI certification, which is a common employment requirement, requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and an additional 2,000 hours of chaplaincy work experience after CPE.
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Hebrew Bible 1: Orientation
Hebrew Bible 2: Contextualized Interpretation*
New Testament 1: Epistles, Acts, and Revelation
New Testament 2: Four Gospels
One Religious Texts elective
Religious and Theological Interpretation
History of Christian Theologies
History of Modern Theologies
One Theology and Religion elective
Comparative Religious Ethics
Queer and Trans Theologies
Black and Womanist Theologies
Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation
Organizational Leadership and Administration
|Arts and Theology||1||
History of Arts and Theology
Art, Religion, and Contemporary Culture
|Social Transformation||1||Leadership and Strategies for Social Change|
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|Vocational Contextualization & Skills||8||
Introduction to Pastoral and Spiritual Care
Preaching and Your Public Voice
Trauma, Suffering and Care
Two additional electives
|* Students may petition the Registrar to substitute Hebrew Bible 2 for an RT course about another religious tradition.|
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